Last month, the Michigan Lottery introduced an easy way Michigan Lottery players to win with the new Double Play feature. MI Lottery players who play either Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 will get a second chance to win each night with the same set of numbers.
Michigan lottery players can play Double Play by adding “Double Play” to their ticket for just $1 more. Below is a promotion video illustrating the new feature.
How to participate in Double Play
The Double Play feature is available for MI Lottery players purchasing Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 tickets. Despite the fact that Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 are each available for purchase online, in order to take advantage of the Double Play option, you will need to purchase tickets from a land-based Michigan Lottery retailer that sells either game.
Playing Double Play is a simple as checking a box after selecting your numbers. The Michigan Lottery makes the game easy to play by using the same numbers for the Double Play drawing.
The same numbers are used for Double Play drawing with prizes based on the number of numbers you hit:
Double Play drawings
Drawings are held daily for Fantasy 5 at 7:29 PM CT while Lotto 47 holds its drawings on Wednesdays and Saturdays at the same time. Lottery tickets for both games are available for purchase until 7:08 PM on the day of the drawing. Any tickets purchased after this time will be applied to the next drawing.
The Double Play drawing will be held for each game after the regular drawings take place.
Double Play prizes
The prizes for the Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5 are tweaked from the main drawings. The jackpot prize is replaced with a fixed prize, while prizes for hitting fewer numbers is doubled compared to standard prizes for Lotto 47 and Fantasy 5.
The same numbers on your lottery ticket are used for the Double Play drawing, with prizes based on the number of numbers you hit:
Lotto 47 Double Play Payouts
|Double Play Lotto 47 Drawing Prizes|
|6 of 6||$1.5 Million||1 in 10,737,573|
|5 of 6||$5,000||1 in 43,649|
|4 of 6||$200||1 in 873|
|3 of 6||$10||1 in 50|
|Overall||1 in 47|
Fantasy 5 Double Play Payouts
|Double Play Fantasy 5 Prizes|
|5 of 5||$110,000||1 in 575,757|
|4 of 5||$200||1 in 3,387|
|3 of 5||$20||1 in 103|
|2 of 5||$2||1 in 10|
|Overall||1 in 9|